A number of schools across Long Island have been organizing efforts to help Haiti. Here are a few examples:
Students at Babylon Memorial Grade School and Babylon Elementary School have been working to raise funds for Haiti relief by demonstrating firsthand what it means to have compassion for others.
At Babylon Elementary School, students and families have been taking part in “Hearts for Haiti” to show their support for the victims. Students, families, and members of the school community purchased paper hearts for a dollar each, on which the donor wrote their family name. The decorated hearts have been drawing a great deal of attention as they have been put on display in the main lobby of the school. As a result of the building’s donations, more than $1,120 has been collected. This project is being coordinated by teachers Jennifer Brown, Mary Quinn, and Patricia Stork.
North Country Road Middle School in the Miller Place School District are showing their support and concern for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti by planning a day long fundraising event. Students and staff are asked to wear blue jeans and a red shirt to honor Haiti’s flag. There will be a collections jar in the main office, and members of the staff can donate $5 if they wish to do so and it will be available to students when they attend lunch in the cafeteria. Proceeds from the effort will go to Doctors Without Borders.
Organized by the school’s student council, Cross Street Elementary School in the Mineola Union Free School District recently hosted a Have A Heart for Haiti fundraiser. The weeklong event asked students and staff to purchase a string bracelet for at least a $1 donation to the earthquake recovery relief effort. The bracelet was a symbol of students’ concerns for those in Haiti. Sold during the lunch hour, student council ambassadors have raised almost $100 to date.